You are the sky, everything else is just the weather.

~ Pema Chodron


After the Rain

Imagine a limitless expanse of water above and below, before and behind, right and left, everywhere there is water. In that water is placed a jar filled with water. There is water inside the jar and water outside, but the jar is still there. The I is the jar.

~ Sri Ramakrishna



Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.

~ Rachel Carson



Today marks the end of another season of summer camps which is always bittersweet. Daily visits to this spot will fade into weekly visits.. and as the seasons change I will find myself missing all the children from summer. I will gaze longingly into these waters waiting for the next opportunity to drench myself in games and laughter and catch the light of the sun upon my skin. I am thankful beyond words for the children who teach me and brighten my life. I am thankful for the way the river shows up day in and day out to teach me and brighten my life. I am thankful for the earth that shows up day in and day out as my greatest teacher. But, for now, I'm looking forward to sleeping in and the rest that comes. Here's to another - THE BEST EVER - summer!


Still Water

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.

~ Rumi